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Italy, probably Palermo, first quarter of the 14th century
MS G.60 fol. 523v

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Jesse: Tree -- Jesse, his head on cushion, right hand touching his face, reclines with tree emerging from left shoulder. At top of tree are seven doves representing gifts of Holy Ghost. Medallions within initial contain Christ, nimbed; Virgin Mary, nimbed; three ancestors, nimbed and crowned; and David, nimbed and crowned, holding harp.
Scene against gold background within initial L decorated with foliate extenders.
Beginning of Matthew.

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